Love Wins DC
LifestylePolitics

A Moment in History: Reactions from PRIDE/Marriage Equality Weekend

One day people will ask you what it was like that day. What were you doing? How did you celebrate? What was it like before marriage equality was a reality? When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same sex marriage on June 26, 2015, it …

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Utah Gay Marriage Rally
LifestylePolitics

Gay Marriage: What Now?

As I was sitting outside with my friend Aaron (who is also gay), my phone buzzed in my pocket. Slightly tiffed that I had to interrupt my tanning session to respond to a text, I pulled it out of the pocket of my shorts to see who had messaged me. …

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Gay Guilt - The Normal Heart
Entertainment

Gay Guilt and “The Normal Heart”

Ever since coming out, gay men from the older generation have been trying to teach me about the travesty of the AIDS epidemic. “You don’t know how good you have it.” “You don’t know what it was like.” “You don’t appreciate how much we fought for you.” This kind of …

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Michael Sam and Why We Shouldn't Call Conservatives Homophobes
Lifestyle

Michael Sam and Why We Shouldn’t Call Conservatives Homophobes

It showed up in my newsfeed after a few of my friends liked an eye-catching article on Facebook. It was from Youngcons.com (Young Conservatives) and the title read “Matt Walsh’s “homophobic rant against Michael Sam” is absolutely brilliant.” I was confused because how could my friends like and comment on …

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Greek Row
Lifestyle

12 Lessons and Benefits of Growing Up Gay in the South

As I was writing this post, one of my best friends sent me this text: While this post is similar to the perks of being a GB, this is particular to the boys like me who grew up in the South. I was there for fifteen years from age 3-18. Here …

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Alex van der Hoek
Lifestyle

Gay Men are Dangerous

“Watch your drinks. Don’t let anyone make you anything.” “Get ready to have orgies everyday.” “You’re going to come back covered in STDs.” This is what they told me before I left for my trip to the BVI, which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about. My friends and family …

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Flying over the British Virgin Islands
PersonalTravel

The Gay Armada: Part One of Many

I overslept for my flight at 8 AM. I hadn’t packed until the night before and I thought it would be a good idea to pack all night, pull an all-nighter, and then sleep on the plane. Obviously, by any normal person’s standards, that’s a terrible idea. How long could …

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Tinder Online Dating App
Lifestyle

OkCupid and Tinder: The Straight Dating Apps for Gays

Mobile online dating was the rising trend in 2013. Of course it’s been going on for years in the gay community but the straight community finally caught on and made some apps of their own with OkCupid and Tinder. However, I’ve noticed another trend of 2013. “Ew no, I’m not …

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Boys and Body Image Abs Selfie Workout Pic
Fitness

Boys and Body Image

An article came out last week revealing dramatically high rates of steroid use by gay and bisexual teen boys. With an average age of sixteen, the sample included 17,250 teenage boys, 635 of whom were gay or bisexual. An astounding 21 percent of gay and bisexual teens had tried steroids …

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Mother and Son at Here Lounge West Hollywood
LifestylePersonal

Mothers: The Modern Day Gay Icon

As society becomes more accepting, GBs often don’t have to go past their front doors looking for gay icons. While once they had to turn to the likes of Cher and Madonna for guidance, now all they have to do is call mom. Mothers have been an increasingly influential group …

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